We invite you to our 11th Annual Dolores Huerta Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic on Friday, October 9, 2015 at River Lakes Ranch in Bakersfield, California. Please join us as a golfer, sponsor, and/ or donor for this terrific annual event. You can assist the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) by donating items for our raffle and golf prizes. Donations of golf equipment, gift certificates, and promotional items with your company logo are welcome.
DHF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contributions are tax-deductible (DHF Tax ID# 91-2145992). DHF works to improve local schools by training student and parent leaders to engage in local and statewide advocacy, develops grassroots leaders, and organizes community networks. We are organizing in seven communities and continue to grow thanks to the support and buy-in of community leaders like you! We look forward to your participation in this year’s Celebrity Golf Classic. For more information please contact Richard at 661-322-3033 and/or email us at email@example.com. You can register and pay online through our website.
We hope to see you out on the greens, and we look forward to another great tournament!
An important day is fast approaching. December 12 is the last day of this legislative session in which an immigration bill with a path to citizenship could pass the House of Representatives to go into conference with the bill that passed the Senate last year (S.744). It’s a day that highlights the inaction of the Republican party and on top of that they are trying to take our 6 million DAPA/DACA win by suing the president and passing nonsense bills to play a political game. We have to protect what we have won so we can build on that. Also, December 12 is an important day to much of our community since it is Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe.
The Kern Coalition for Citizenship will be having a procession from Jastro Park (10:00am) to McCarthy’s office where we will have a press conference (12:00) and leave red and white roses for McCarthy that symbolize the pain and hope that is felt in our community.
Please join us this coming Friday for this important community action.
From Aljazeera America: “In an exclusive interview this week with The Stream ranging from the latest “Cesar Chavez” movie to issues impacting Latinos in the United States, prominent labor rights activist Dolores Huerta said that getting U.S. Latinos to express their political power through voting is the biggest challenge facing one of the country’s fastest-growing and most populous minority groups.
“We have many people who are comfortable to vote but just don’t vote,” Huerta said on the phone from her office in Bakersfield, Calif.
Her comments come at a time when voter turnout for eligible Latinos has declined, according to Pew. Although a record number of Latinos – an estimated 11.2 million – voted in the 2012 national elections, turnout was at 48%. This is a drop from 2008, when an estimated 49.9% of eligible Latinos voted. In contrast, the 2012 turnout rate for blacks was 66.6% and 64.1% for whites.
Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1962 with Cesar Chavez and now heads up the Dolores Huerta Foundation, believes that the lack of political interest has to do with how little value Latinos place in voting. Such revelations are important, she says, given that bills surrounding comprehensive immigration reform — strongly favored by Latino voters — still languish in Congress.”
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Please join our campaign to increase our number of sustaining monthly donors to 84 in celebration of Dolores Huerta’s 84th Birthday!
Just 84 supporters, making a tax deductible donation of $20 a month, would contribute $20,000 a year to the DHF!
These valuable resources help us organize for social justice, create networks of communities that prosper by engaging all members in the democratic process, and develop leaders who are advocating for sustainable policies and systems changes.
This is what a few of our current monthly donors have to say…
“If we want social change, we need to invest our time and resources. I have been a monthly donor with the Dolores Huerta Foundation because I believe they are an effective organization that is yielding results”. – David Arizmendi, STC Assistant Professor, Sociology
“I am proud to contribute with an automatic monthly deduction. I know this is one small contribution I can make towards sustaining the efforts of an organization that is principled and effective, and whose influence will be felt for years to come in the lives of the people who will be transformed by these experiences. ¡Sí se puede!” – Wendy Greenfield, Bilingual Educator and Activist
Won’t you join us in this exciting challenge by committing to a monthly contribution to the DHF?
Become a Sustaining Partner by donating as little as $5.00 per month.
We also ask that you encourage as many friends, colleagues, and family members as possible to learn more about the work of the DHF and to consider becoming monthly donors.
We look forward to celebrating this accomplishment with you, when we reach our goal.
¡Sí Se Puede!
Executive Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation